All a bit too easy...
Highgate Wood, 10/7/2021
Strongroom won by 7 wickets
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We lost the toss.
Coldish bright day.
We didnít recognise many of the Pacific faces.
Two left-handed opening bowlers, Ankit (3-3) and Joe Miller (2-18), ripped through their top order, and they never really recovered.
Only Luke (34) and Josh (18) provided any form of resistance.
At one stage they could have been 30 all out.
Ankit bowled that deceptive, dipping, yorker length, and Joe bowled at a good, whippy pace. Both achieved good levels of swing.
Riaz then did what Riaz does best (3-20), and Amith again bowled a nice, full length.
Pacific ended on a total of 71.
We reached our target after 22 overs.
I managed not to get out (30*), and Ben (10*) proved an obdurate and patient ally in getting us over the line with 7 wickets in hand.
To their credit, Pacific bowled with focus and spirit, but their total was a good 120 short of par.
We expect a much closer contest in what will be very different conditions at Wray Crescent in three months time.
In the image below we see Jon Gower preparing to face a delivery in our second innings.
Written By: J.Gower